We are going on a world trip in Jan / Feb 05 to Singapore, Bali, Perth, Brisbane, Fiji, Hawaii & LA and are looking for cheap places to stay. Can anyone name any hotels / hostels.
Any advice re any of the countries above would be very much appreciated.
With that long list of exotic locations I'm sorry I can't offer information about any except the last one. What a wonderful trip it should be! When looking for hostels or hotels in L.A., I think it is super important to remember that it is a gigantic, strangely organized city. You might find a room someplace in "Los Angeles", but it won't really be anywhere near where I assume you want to be. I'm partial to Hollywood- there are hostels on Hollywood blvd. near the subway, which is very convenient. There's a cute hostel called something like the Banana Bungalows, but this may be a little inconvenient of you don't rent a car. Santa Monica is nice, though expensive, and Venice has at least one popular hostel if you're looking for a nice funky beachfront vibe. I'd love to give you as much info as you like about this leg of your trip.
Great to hear that you are planning your travels. My Husband and I are thinking of going at around the same time.
Bangkok to Sinagpore, Brisbane to Sydney, NZ Cook Islands and then North America.
We have been told that the accomodation in Thailand is very cheap, in fact the whole of Thailand is cheap.
We are planning to do the rest of the trip by hiring camper vans, it saves hiring a car and looking for accomodation, but if you hear of a better (or cheaper) please do let us know, it is all in the early planning stages yet.